A new initiative in Champaign County aimed at addressing and easing social isolation experienced by older adults has recruited more than 200 volunteers and is ready to launch. The Friendly Callers program was in the process of being rolled out to the Champaign-Urbana community when the Covid-19 crisis unfolded. In light of the social distancing […]
Health & Wellness
A local company aims to brighten the days of Champaign-Urbana area nursing home and senior living community residents – and you can help. Tara Steinert wants “to provide hope, a spark, a smile and share some love while residents are missing their regular interaction with their loved ones.” Her company, Sign Gypsies Champaign, specializes in […]
In the last few days, messages have been circulating social media that Urbana-based Carle is seeking assistance from the local Champaign-Urbana community by asking people to make non-surgical masks. . On March 21, Carle issued this statement regarding the effort, and clarified the procedures. Carle will use the non-surgical masks for those to “prevent spread […]
CRIS Healthy-Aging Center of Champaign is giving away FREE Wellness Kits to seniors 60 and older, caregivers, and grandparents raising grandchildren.
It’s a way to stay healthy, sharpen memory and — most of all — meet people and have fun.
Aging brings life-style changes that affect everything from housing to the type of support needed on a daily basis. The Champaign-Urbana area offers a wide range of options, often at prices below the national average.
Technology can be intimidating but many Champaign-Urbana organizations offer help.
We outline opportunities for active older adults in Champaign-Urbana to adopt, foster, and enjoy the benefits of pet ownership.
Support groups are available in numerous areas in the Champaign-Urbana area.
A number of non-profit organizations and for-profit gyms in Champaign-Urbana offer programs and classes designed to keep older adults socially and physically active.